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Dec 3, 2013 1:00am PST
for the nation under romney care in massachusetts. after a terrible first few weeks on the federal website, the obama administration now says the site is working for most people most of the time, which is what they were hoping for by december 1. if the health care website is, in fact, working that much more smoothly, that should smooth the way for more people to get enrolled across the country. in the first nine weeks, in general, states running their own exchanges, kentucky included, they have done better than states that are not running their own exchanges and letting the federal government do it. but as the federal system works these kinks out, the numbers are going to keep going up. they're going to keep going up and up, even in places like mississippi, even in places like mississippi, which has done everything it can to ruin its own citizens' chances of getting health insurance, even to the point of unplugging what they had, which was working, which they designed for themselves. even in a state like mississippi, where the governor has been doing everything he can in his po
Dec 4, 2013 1:00am PST
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Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
options for himself through before it finally worked this week. michael, great to see you, thank you for joining us. >> thank you, rachel for having me. >> so you had a miserable eight weeks, early experience trying to get through the federal exchange. but now it has worked for you, is that right? >> it is. i had a ureka moment yesterday. and what broke the log jam for me was a new feature on the website that allowed me to withdraw my prior applications. this time i used a brand-new e-mail, frankly an e-mail address that i obtained just for this purpose. because the system wouldn't allow me. i made so many efforts i think the system thought i was somehow a fraud, to which i responded if a crook spent that much time trying to peninsula me, he -- to impersonate me, he deserves health insurance. >> you and i talked about policy issues over the years. what is your take on republican state governments and these conservative groups that are telling people don't get health insurance that are trying to make it impossible for people to find out about their options? what do you make
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
to take a look for yourself in your state what's available to you. there's no reason why you should not have health insurance. by the way, if you don't get health insurance and you get in an accident, the rest of us end up paying for it. they end up charging about $1,000 in hidden subsidies for the people who don't have health insurance. so that's what we're trying to eliminate. >> a story about the national security agency basically patrolling all the cell phones in the world basically. a lot of young people point to privacy requirements. they don't like being part of anything that's collecting information. health care, is this going to be one of the detriments to people signing up. >> first of all, health care is entirely different. it's more like seniors who sign up for medicare or people who file their taxes. it's protected. it's governed by a whole series of laws. you're right. young people rightly are sensitive to the needs to preserve their privacy and to maintain internet freedom. by the way, so am i. that's part of not just our first amendment rights, they spend so m
Search Results 0 to 7 of about 8 (some duplicates have been removed)